Fr Dan Cavanagh PP:

Tel: 051-421515 / 087 2335432, email:

Office Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10.30am -2.30pm

Parish Office

Tel: 051-425093, email:

Office Hours: Monday – Friday 9.30am – 12.30pm





Fr. Dan Cavanagh P.P.  051 421515 087-2335432

Parish Office:  Phone 051-425093   Opening Hours 9.30am—12.30am




Fourth Sunday of Lent



‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you’ – so said the prodigal son whose story we hear in today’s Gospel. At the start of this Eucharist we are invited to call to mind our sins, and place our lives in the presence of our loving Father.


Theme of the Weekend Readings: This weekend we celebrate Mother’s Day while the Gospel celebrates fathers and sons.


First Reading:  The Jewish people celebrate the   Passover after years of wandering


Second Reading: Saint Paul reminds us that we are a new Creation.


Gospel: The story of the Prodigal Son and his loving father.


Weekday Masses:

Rosbercon: Wednesday & Friday       9.30am.

Thursday                                              9.45am.


Recent Death:

Mary Dowling nee Hennessy, Glenmore and late of Glensensaw



Matt and Nan Flynn, School House Road

Phil Walsh, Glenballyvalley

Margaret Martin, Chambersland, New Ross

Michael (Sam) McDonald, Raheen Villas, Rosbercon

Martin Nolan, Shanbogh

Paddy Murphy, Brownsford

Annie Ryan, Ballyconnaught

James Hoban, Ballykenna

Nora Dwyer, Listerlin

John Barron, Brownsford


This weekend we celebrate Mother’s Day. We wish all mothers a joyful and wonderful day.


We welcome into our Parish Community Robert Joseph Hall, son of Emmet and Lisa nee Saunders, Bellevue Heights, New Ross, who was baptised in  Rosbercon Church on Saturday 23rd March 2019.


Holy Communion will be brought to the sick and housebound of the parish on Friday 5th April 2019.


Lenten Reconciliation Services: Fr Dan will hear Confessions for Lent after the weekend Masses beginning this Saturday/Sunday 30th/31st March 2019.


Lenten Station and Easter Offering Envelopes together with Trocaire Boxes have been distributed to the homes of the Parishes. The Trocaire Boxes should be returned to the Church on Holy Thursday with your contribution.


‘Love no flood can quench, no torrents drown…’ Song of Songs 8:7

2.5 million People may have been affected by the devastating cyclone and floods that have hit Southern Africa. Trócaire is responding on the ground with life-saving support and the Lenten campaign will help not only the  people in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe but        thousands of others facing hardship across the developing world.


Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel every Wednesday morning from 10am to 12pm. All are welcome to attend. For the Season of Lent Parishioners are encouraged to attend daily Mass as often as possible. 


Rosbercon Parish: First Eucharist Programme 2019

The Mass in Listerlin on Sunday 7th April will involve the children preparing for their First Holy Communion in May 2019.


Evening Retreat for Ministers of the Word: An evening of prayer and reflection led by Fr Jim Murphy and the Ossory Diocesan Retreat Team, will take place on Monday 1st April at 7.30pm in St Kieran’s College. This evening of Reflection will help readers to proclaim the Word of God at Mass. If any Rosbercon reader is free to go please contact Fr Dan.


The Diocese of Ossory is developing a Diocesan Adoration Lay Committee in order to increase the practise of Eucharistic Adoration in parishes throughout the Diocese. You are welcome to attend an Information Evening in the Chapter Room, St. Mary’s Cathedral, Kilkenny, on Saturday 6th April at 11.30am (finishing 12.45pm) Light refreshments served. If you are able to attend please contact Fr Dan who will be attending. He would like some company!


Parishioners wishing to book an Anniversary Mass   should contact the Parish Office, Monday – Friday 9.30am -12.30 pm at 051-425093 or call to the Sacristy after the weekend Masses.


Mass Intentions for the Saturday/Sunday,

6th/7th April 2019


Rosbercon: Saturday 6th April at 6.30pm:

Kitty, Jack, Jim and Tommy Cashin



For a Mother



Your voice learned to soothe

Your new child

Your voice was the first sound

I heard before even I could see



Your young eyes gazed on me

Your eyes were the first mirror

Where I glimpsed

My image in your face



Your nearness filled the air,

You eased and calmed

The longing that stirred in my infant heart



You nurtured and fostered me

With a love and care

That could come from nowhere else



I was formed from the depths beneath your heart,

You know me inside out

No deeds or no seas, nothing

Could ever erase your love for me.


Wisdom: “Love is like a violin. The music may stop now and then, but the strings remain forever”.


Humour: What happens to boys who fail to get to university? –In later life they tend to offer employment to those who did!                                                                         


Collection of Parish Funds 23rd/24th March, 2019:

Offertory Collection:     €414.50 (excluding Listerlin)

Weekly Envelopes:      €1,705.50

Parish Building Fund on 26th March 2019:  €559,054.40

Parish Debt on 26th March 2019: €44,781.40


Dates for your Diary:

Cemetery Masses in Rosbercon Parish, 2019:

Thursday 27th June:                Ballyneale Cemetery

Friday, 28th June:                      Rosbercon New Cemetery.

Monday, 1st July:                       Shanbogh Cemetery

Tuesday, 2nd July:            Listerlin Old Cemetery

Friday, 5th July:                  Mullinarrigle Cemetery

Tuesday, 9th July:                     Rosbercon Old Cemetery.

All Masses at 8.00pm


  • Michaels Theatre

Saturday 6th & Saturday 13th April 3pm “The Kid Who Would Be King” (PG)


  • Bingo

Next Bingo Night is Wednesday 3rd April at 8pm. Lotto Prize will be €475


  • New Ross Community Hospital

New Ross Community Hospital would like to thank all parishioners of Listerlin who donated to their Annual Church Gate Collection. The collection amounted to €165.92. The kindness and generosity of everyone involved is greatly appreciated.


  • Tullogher Rosbercon Development Draw – March Winners

1st Prize €250 – – – – – –  Liz and Derek Furness, Raheen  

2nd Prize €100 – – – – –  –Pat Meaney, Ballyreddy

3rd Prize €100 – – – – – – -Liam Shiely, Castle Annaghs

4th – 7th Prize €50 – – –  Daran Arkins, Listerlin,

                                       Jimmy Mullally, Cappagh

                                       Shem Lyng, Shanbogh

                                       John Walsh, Brownstown


  • Multicultural Day

New Ross Lions Club are hosting a multicultural mingle and munch get together in New Ross Rugby Club on   Sunday 14th April , 1.30pm to 3.30pm. Its an informal gathering, with the hope that people will mingle, chat and maybe make new friends. We are asking people to bring finger food, but that’s not essential. All are welcome.


  • Active Retirement

The New Ross Active Retirement general meeting will be held on Friday the 5th April at 10.30am in the Youth Centre Nunnery Lane


  • Line Dancing Classes

Line Dancing classes every Tuesday and Thursday night in the Parish Hall Rosbercon. Dancing is a great way to get fit and stay fit while enjoying yourself, it’s also a great   social event. Come along and see for yourself.

Beginners men and women are always welcome.

Beginners 7pm. All other dancers 8pm. 

Teenager classes starting soon, for further information  contact Sarah on 087- 9792483. Hope to see you all there.


  • Pilate Classes

Shirley Phelan has moved all her New Ross classes to Studio 47 The Waterford Road Business Park. Shirley   has now also included step aerobics, body conditioning using body weight and free weights, HIIT workouts and of course her popular Pilates classes are filling up fast, these Pilates classes are suitable for all  abilities and includes a seated class for anyone with limited mobility or osteoporosis. Classes are run mornings and evenings from Monday to Thursday, making sure there’s time for everyone to fit in a class around school runs, work etc. All times are listed on her Facebook page which is called Pilates with Shirley Phelan. Contact Shirley on 085-1339049

Rosbercon Parish Newsletter, 31th March 2019

Categories: Newsletter

Author: Eamon Kissane